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The Sin of Gluttony

"In youth we run into difficulties.
In old age difficulties run into us"
-Beverly Sills

Type II Diabetes is a disease of contradictions. There are no immediate symptoms, blood sugar levels don't get high enough (as they do in Type I). It can take decades for any symptoms to show. Even though there is no immediate ill effect for me to consume high calorie food, I'll pay for it eventually. Knowing this, I sometimes make the choice to enjoy now, pay later. I made that choice earlier this week when a series of unfortunate events caused a spike in my craving for halvah. Unable to find my favorite flavor in the mass market grocery stores, and noting the "use by" dates in the local Arab market were last century, I went online and found halvah.biz. I ordered what should be a year's supply, which I expect to be delivered Monday.

Poll #1167856 Halvah? WTF is that?

What is halvah?

120 proof Macedonian brandy
0(0.0%)
Candy made from sugar and crushed sesame seeds
9(90.0%)
Middle Eastern licorice
0(0.0%)
Russian rock candy
0(0.0%)
I have no idea
1(10.0%)

I have had halvah

Yes
8(80.0%)
No
1(10.0%)
I don't know
1(10.0%)

Halvah tastes

Excellent
2(20.0%)
Good
1(10.0%)
Okay
4(40.0%)
Like a bowl of dirt
1(10.0%)
Like battery acid
0(0.0%)
Not so good
0(0.0%)
Awful
0(0.0%)
I have no effing idea
2(20.0%)

Given the choice between my favorite ice cream and halvah, I would choose

halvah
0(0.0%)
my favorite ice cream
6(66.7%)
Capt. Jack Harkness
3(33.3%)

The current Dr. Who's favorite treat is

halvah
0(0.0%)
jelly babies
1(20.0%)
Martha
0(0.0%)
Capt. Jack Harkness
3(60.0%)
Kylie Minogue
1(20.0%)

My favorite halvah flavor is

Plain
2(25.0%)
Chocolate
0(0.0%)
Marble
1(12.5%)
Chocolate-coated
0(0.0%)
Pistachio
0(0.0%)
Chocolate chip cookie dough
0(0.0%)
Mint mocha
0(0.0%)
Strawberry
0(0.0%)
Shoe leather
1(12.5%)
Capt. Jack Harkness
2(25.0%)





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